Smooth Operator: Brooke Aulani

Brooke Aulani is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA, lauded for her captivating, atmospheric brand of music that seamlessly commingles dark pop with R&B, featuring her signature sultry, soulful vocals and unnervingly honest lyrics set to slinky, impeccably complex sonic textures; she is also celebrated for her commanding stage presence (Grammy-nominated artist Daniel Bedingfield once said of her: “Brooke has the power to take a room of people and make them focus on her, and draw them into where she wants to be”); her debut EP Bedroom Music was released in 2016, and spawned the fan favorite “Shame” and the delightfully addictive “Like I Do;” Brooke has dropped three new singles since, including the deliciously repeat-listen “Out Loud” from 2018; visit her Spotify page to listen to her songs, or her YouTube channel to watch her videos (bonus: there’s a genius cover of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” in there); follow @brookeaulani on Instagram for updates on upcoming releases and shows 

Photographed by Angelo Kangleon in Los Angeles, CA, on August 13, 2017

Art of the Matter: Stuart Mason

Stuart Mason is a painter, sculptor, installation artist, photographer, event producer, and curator based in Los Angeles, CA; originally from the Bay Area, where he studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, and where he developed and hosted a series of immersive art shows called ARTandVR (which ran for a good part of 2017), he recently moved to L.A. to further his creative reach and introduce his vision of experiential art to SoCal audiences; his first L.A. brainchild WANDER was staged October of 2019, and featured 14 different artists (including himself), live musical performances, and live painting sessions; he is also an avid supporter of foreign artists, and during a recent trip to Bali, Indonesia, was so blown away by the works of local artists he had met that he helped raise money for them via a GoFundMe campaign; visit his Website to learn more about Stuart and his works; follow @artfreelivewild on Instagram  for updates on upcoming shows and events

Photographed by Angelo Kangleon in Los Angeles, CA, on September 8, 2019

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